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DIMETHICONE/ METHICONE COPOLYMER

Health Concerns of the Ingredient:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 
Other HIGH concerns: Persistence and bioaccumulation

About DIMETHICONE/ METHICONE COPOLYMER: Dimethicone/Methicone Copolymer is a copolymer of dimethicone and methicone monomers.

Function(s): Anticaking Agent

Synonym(s): DIMETHICONE/METHICONE COPOLYMER, DI-ME ME HYDROGEN SILOXANES AND SILICONES; ME HYDROGEN SILOXANES AND SILICONES, DI-ME; SILOXANES AND SILICONES, DI-ME, ME HYDROGEN; SILOXANES AND SILICONES, DIME, ME HYDROGEN

Persistence and bioaccumulation

Concern Reference
Persistent, bioaccumulative in wildlifeCanada PBTs - Accelerated Reduction/Elimination of Toxics (ARET)

Data gaps

Concern Reference

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

Concern Reference
Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmfulEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Ecotoxicology

Concern Reference
Not suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Data Sources

EC (Environment Canada). 1994. Accelerated Reduction/Elimination of Toxics (ARET). ARET substance list of persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic chemicals.
EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.

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